After the battle for India’s cleanest city, a new survey was made by the director of environment and housekeeping management of the Railway Board for India’s cleanest railway station. According to the third party audit report released by Minister for Railways Suresh Prabhu, Pune’s railway station came out in the ninth position.
Pune deserves all the praise for this as it made one of the biggest jumps compared to the last year’s rank of 75. The very first survey was conducted by IRCTS in 2016 by interviewing passengers and taking their views on the cleanliness and other stuff.
The good news triggered celebration in which even the Divisional Railway Manager BK Dadabhoy, railways officials and passengers took part.
A lot of parameters were taken into account before marking the cities. They included - cleanliness in parking space, main entrance, platforms and waiting rooms. To monitor this further, a 24x7 control room was geo-tagged to keep the track.
On this Dadabhoy said,
The result is reflected in our rank. We are now ninth from last year’s 75th rank. It was not an easy job as our footfall measures in lakhs. In the next year, we will try to come in the top 5 by working harder towards cleanliness and beautification of the station.
Information source: indianexpress
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